"[The event is] about all of us coming together," said Eric Zeno, economic development manager for the city of Leander and master of ceremonies at the event. "This is what America should be about."
State Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, was the keynote speaker, and singer Courtney Santana performed with a band while guests had the opportunity to eat dinner. Later in the evening, Tom Glenn High School Principal Arturo Lomeli was presented with an honorary award recognizing his leadership in the community.
Videos screened at the celebration matched the national Black History Month theme, "African Americans in Times of War."